Speedy army man led from the front

The Oban Times - - News -

A MAN em­ployed by the army has been given four penalty points and fined £100 for driv­ing at al­most dou­ble the speed limit on a road in Taynuilt.

John Minto, of Swiss­cot av­enue, Hamil­ton, South La­nark­shire, ap­peared at Oban sher­iff court on Mon­day, where he pleaded guilty to driv­ing his car at 59 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour zone.

De­fence so­lic­i­tor Laura McManus said the 27-year- old was on his way to an armed forces re­cruit­ment day on the af­ter­noon of Novem­ber 27 last year.

Ms McManus added: ‘It was near the na­tional speed limit sign so my client ac­cel­er­ated in an­tic­i­pa­tion of reach­ing the 60mph limit.’

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